Christopher O’Riley

“An audience is there to not come with preconceived notions—I need them to, on the evidence of their ears and their hearts, decide what is good.”

Christopher O’Riley discusses his multi-faceted musical life as a recording artist, performer, and host of NPR's "From the Top," from the practicalities of traveling with a keyboard to nurturing the next generation of musicians. He explains his own musical beginnings, how he found his musical voice through an organic diversification of projects such as his Radiohead arrangements, while demonstrating from a wide variety of repertoire including his Liszt Project.

Episode 11

Running time: 33 minutes

Posted on February 1, 2015 .